Horoscope for January 14, 2014

Today’s Birthday (01/14/14). Friends are the spark that makes this year so exceptionally hot. The first half of 2014 builds heat from physical action, social fun and spicy romance. Assess your passions mid-year, and a new direction appears. Handle financial affairs with typical discipline. Share your deepest spiritual and philosophical ideas with someone who gets them. Explore and discover together.

To get the advantage, check the day’s rating: 10 is the easiest day, 0 the most challenging.

Aries (March 21-April 19)

— Today is a 7 — Family and home issues take the forefront today and tomorrow. The impossible seems real. Your instinct is right on target. Challenge your own beliefs and assumptions. Give up an unhealthy habit for today. Perfection is possible.

Taurus (April 20-May 20) —

Today is a 6 — Ask questions. Don’t talk freely about finances yet. Update your skills today and tomorrow. There’s more money coming in. Study new developments. Intuitive insights point you in the right direction. Seeds are germinating in the dark.

Gemini (May 21-June 20)

— Today is a 7 — Beauty need not require the most expensive choice. Venture further out. This is a test. Where’s the money coming from? Push for a fantasy. Pamper a strained muscle. Things get lucrative today and tomorrow.

Cancer (June 21-July 22)

— Today is an 8 — You’re getting more confident and creative today and tomorrow. Make new contacts while filling present orders. Your productivity matches your focus. Ask yourself simple questions like, “Which direction?” Relax at home and dream about your trip.

Leo (July 23-Aug. 22)

— Today is a 7 — Get into planning today and tomorrow. Copy the itinerary. Get help building your dream. Consult your spiritual advisor. Raid your piggy bank. Conditions are improving. Contemplate your next move. Care for kids, animals and the garden.

Virgo (Aug. 23-Sept. 22)

— Today is a 6 — Get together with friends today and tomorrow. Travel to or across water. Send out invoices as soon as the work’s done. You’re in the mood to throw things out. Balance activity with peace. Naps are nice.

Libra (Sept. 23-Oct. 22)

— Today is an 8 — Career opportunities hold your attention today and tomorrow, although romance could distract. The next two days could be profitable, and there’s a shot at advancement. Believe in someone who believes in you. Go for it, then celebrate.

Scorpio (Oct. 23-Nov. 21)

— Today is a 7 — Your wanderlust is getting worse. Collect an old debt, and save for a trip. Plan carefully. Things fall into place over the next few days. Strengthening your infrastructure is a good investment. You gain clarity.

Sagittarius (Nov. 22-Dec. 21)

— Today is a 7 — Deal with financial obligations today and tomorrow. Friends offer good advice. Don’t get cocky. Consider new information. Provoke laughter. Store provisions away for the future. Big changes happen. Measure carefully. Improve efficiency. Prayer and meditation are powerful tools.

Capricorn (Dec. 22-Jan. 19)

— Today is an 8 — Vivid feelings and expression of love occupy you for the next two days. Self-esteem grows. Find a need and fill it. Negotiations resume. Ask for more and get it. Update your skills. Abundance is yours in this partnership.

Aquarius (Jan. 20-Feb. 18)

— Today is a 6 — Clean up messes and finish tasks today and tomorrow. Nurse someone or something back to health. Love will find a way. Cut unnecessary spending. Get the facts. Fictional characters carry you into another world.

Pisces (Feb. 19-March 20)

— Today is a 7 — Come up with creative and unusual ideas to follow a dream to success. An amazing development shifts the situation. Something you have stored away proves useful. Somebody nearby looks good. Find joy in simple pleasures.